Asheville, NC singer/songwriter, Eleanor Underhill released her latest album, Land of the Living back in August. The latest single from the album is “Gambling” and Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere the video for the track.
Directed by the artist and Silas Durocher, the video has an old Western feel with masked people around a candlelit table playing cards. Featuring the core quartet of the artist, drummer Christopher Chappell Pyle, guitarist Matt Lane, and bass player Zack Page, Underhill said “I wanted to figure out a way that we could socially distance, be outside, and wear masks, so we went with a wild west, film noir vibe and wore bandanas on our faces.”
With Underhill’s soulful voice piped in over jazzy organ stabs and spaghetti Western guitar, the video nice illustrates the song’s haunting lyrics. The song was written “while riding through a lightning and hail storm in north Georgia on the way to a recording studio” according to Underhill. “I had recently made some personal sacrifices to pursue music and the situation felt volatile. I was noting the landscape around me while trying to reconcile my past, present, and future selves. I felt like a gambler. I was taking a risk and hoping it would pay off.” Judging by the video and song, it seems to be paying dividends already.